Area principal charged with domestic violence

Published 01/28 2014 04:32PM

Updated 01/29 2014 06:50PM

Update: 3:54 pm, 1/29/14, Wednesday
ARTHUR -- The Arthur-Lovington School District is looking for a new principal. Brian Hatfield was arrested over the weekend. Police say he choked his wife until she was unconscious.

Hatfield was principal for both the junior and senior high schools. The superintendent says Hatfield resigned Wednesday.
Original: 4:32 pm, 1/28/14, Tuesday
URBANA -- An Central Illinois principal is arrested after police say he choked his wife unconscious. It happened at Circle K, on Cunningham Avenue, January 8.

Authorities say witnesses saw Brian Hatfield choke a woman and throw her in the back of his truck. He's charged with domestic violence. When police found the victim, she had blood on her face and in her hair.

Hatfield told police he'd had too much to drink. He's a principal for the Arthur-Lovington School District. District leaders had no comment.

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